I started rewatching S last night, and it quickly became apparent to me that I had forgotten the extent of episode 92′s perfection w/r/t the beginnings of the BROTP.
Baby Minako, who has barely even started to question her sexuality, spends an entire episode declaring Haruka to be the ‘man’ of her dreams, the one she MUST have. She chases her around, basically ambushes Michiru, her first thought after the Daimon attacks is “WHERE DID THE HOT ONE GO?”
Maybe it’s just me, but PLENTY of my good friendships when I was that age began because I was like “oohhh look at this hot person I have a crush” and then acted like a HUGE FUCKING NERD around them, which they found endearing. And then I was like “oh yeah nope don’t actually have feelings for you” and BOOM friendship.